Commitment or Compromise

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…..  “But God had listened to Abraham’s request and kept Lot safe, removing him from the disaster that engulfed the cities on the plain.” Genesis 19:29 NLT The history of Abraham and Lot is an interesting one. It is a study in contrasts. We see the faith and righteousness of Abraham and the(…)

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Bravely Run the Race

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” Psalm 16:11 NLT As I come to this final day of 2017, I am reminded of the importance of the commitment reflected in the title of Eugene Peterson’s book, “A Long(…)

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Standing Out in the Crowd

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY… “But Noah found favor with the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 NLT The fall of Adam and Eve brought the curse and sin into the world. It was like a cliff effect in time. The moral decline escalated over the early generations. So much so, that scripture records that God resolved,  “I will wipe(…)

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When Anger Trumps Submission

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very(…)

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Knowledge of Good and Evil

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY….  “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” Genesis 3:4,5 NLT Good and evil have come to describe one of the great classic human conflicts. But(…)

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Struggle or Submission

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry…But what joy for all who take refuge in him!” Psalm 2:11,12 NLT The end of the year for me is the beginning of new journey of reading through the Bible. Each year I read a(…)

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